By Simon Ebgbulem
CHIEF David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom and chairman Benin Forum, an umbrella body of all Binis in Nigeria and the Diaspora, has said that the poll shift will not dissuade the people of Bini kingdom in paying a just comeuppance to President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Jonathan’s major sin according to him was that he took away the only position given to them by late President Musa Yar’Adua, which was Minister of State Works, held by Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi. He added that even more that the decision helped to break the home of the former minister.
“He took the position and gave to his (Ogiemwonyi’s) ex-wife, Stella Oduah who comes from Anambra state and even made her a full minister”.
“So what was for the Binis was taken to Anambra by the present administration. Is that why the Benin people will vote for the PDP? Besides robbing the Benin people of the ministerial appointment, the home of the former minister (Engr. Ogiemwonyi) was completely broken by the action of the presidency.
“Is that what they have done for the Benin people that will make us to vote PDP? Impossible. If they want to postpone elections 20 times the people are here waiting for them. The consequences of what Jonathan has done will be very grievous for him and his party. You met a man who was appointed half minister by previous administration, his